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Cytisus 'Lena' shrub

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 12:35

It's short-lived anyway so I'd take the risk and just buy a new one if it doesn't survive.


Posted: 02/04/2015 at 19:40

Definitely Sweet Violet then. Lucky you! they are beautiful. The leaves will get much bigger in the summer so can be a nuisance in grass, but I just mow them anyway and they still come back.


Posted: 02/04/2015 at 17:40

Sweet violets, Viola odora.

Edit: Sorry, that's the bluer one. I can't make out enough detail on the other one. To identify violets, I need a view of the sepals and of the spur, and also a closeup of the leafstalk if possible.

Rabbit friendly plants?

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 14:13

It is a tree, be very careful where you plant it. There are many different varieties, not many suitable for small gardens.


Posted: 02/04/2015 at 14:05

I think we do need a photo to ID these. Try making your photo smaller, this site doesn't seem to accept high resolution pics.

Rabbit friendly plants?

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 12:04

My garden's got lots of plants from that list but the (wild) rabbits seem to thrive! I think it's a bit on the "playing-it-safe" side, I guess rabbits avoid many poisonous plants. They never touch Aquilegia, for example.

Identify Plants

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 18:59

You're right, that does look like a bluebell.

a good turn needs to be considered......

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 18:57

I've got a theory that it's that first sting of the season that's the worst - I wonder if it acclimatises you to further stings? Kind of immunisation?

Plant ID

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 17:22

The white ones in the top picture are Sweet Violet, Viola odorata. You can tell by the shape of the sepals, which are blunt. The other picture shows longer pointed sepals, so are more likely to be dog violets 

cottage garden

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 17:16

Can you tell us a little about how you look after your plants? Do you have a problem with slugs, snails or rabbits?

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